Written by billythekid
After our Premier League 0-3 win against Fulham, AFCB have a Fourth Round League Cup tie against Championship side Norwich City (the Canaries) at Dean Court on Tuesday night. In the 2014-15 season in the Championship, AFCB and Watford were promoted automatically to the Premier League. The other side to join them via the play-off final was Norwich City. They had already finished in 3rd place in the Championship. Norwich City lasted one season in the Premier League and were relegated at the end of it.
At the weekend Norwich were home against Brentford and won 1-0 to move up into 3rd place. Norwich have a German manager, he is Daniel Farke. He joined Norwich is May 2017 from his previous club Borussia Dortmund ll, their reserve side. In his first season at the Canaries, they finished in 14th position.
This season so far Norwich are going well in the League. They have played 15 games (a third of the season), Winning 8, Drawing 3, Losing 4, Goals For 20, Against 17. Points 27, two behind the leaders.
In the League Cup, First Round Norwich were at home against League 2 side Stevenage, the home side won 3-1. In the Second Round, they were away to Premier League side Cardiff City. The Canaries won 1-3. In the Third Round Norwich were away again, this time against League 1 side Wycombe Wanderers, Norwich won 3-4, Jordon Rhodes on loan from Sheffield Wednesday had a hat-trick.
So far in this competition after entering in the Second Round, the Cherries have been at home for every game. First, against League 2 side MK Dons, AFCB won 3-0. In the Third Round, we were drawn against Blackburn Rovers from the Championship. The Cherries went into the lead in the 14th minute with Junior Stanislas the scorer. They were two up in the 58th minute when Jordon Ibe went down after being fouled in the box, the referee pointed to the spot for a penalty. Ibe got up and took the penalty himself to make it 2-0. Blackburn fought back and scored two goals in a nine-minute period. But 74th-minute substitute for AFCB Callum Wilson scored a late injury time winner with a headed goal from a Marc Pugh corner to give the Cherries a 3-2 victory. Previous to our winner, Blackburn were weakened when a Blackburn player picked up the ball in a bizarre incident and was shown the red card.
In our meetings with Norwich City in the League Cup, we have met twice in the 2000-01 season. In the First Round 1st Leg away at Norwich, it ended 0-0. In the 2nd Leg at Dean Court, the game finished in Norwich’s favour 1-2. In all competitions against Norwich City, AFCB have Won 18, Drawn 15, Lost 23.
The 2000-01 season was our last season in the old stadium. It was also the season Jermain Defoe joined us on loan from West Ham, thanks to our old manager Harry Redknapp. Sean O’Driscoll replaced Mel Machin as manager and Mel became Director of Football.
AFCB Team News
Josh King will miss this game with an ankle injury. Otherwise no other injuries.
AFCB Player To Watch
With the Manchester United game a few days later would expect Eddie to ring the changes for this game. Think Eddie will give Junior Stanislas a run out again to get more minutes under his belt. He made the difference against Blackburn Rovers in the last round.
Norwich City Team News
Teemu Pukki the Norwich City attacking midfield player and leading scorer who has been out with a hamstring injury has been back in training, but Tuesday might be a bit early for him. Louis Thompson another midfield player will miss the game with a shoulder injury picked up in the game against Aston Villa.
Norwich City Player To Watch
Depends who plays, they have an important away game on Saturday against Sheffield Wednesday. A player in form for the Canaries has been midfield player from Germany Moritz Leitner. Then there is Jordan Rhodes their leading scorer in the League Cup with 3 goals (a hat-trick) against Wycombe Wanderers.